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SSD - Stair Support Device
Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [sv]

Together with Hälsoteknikalliansen the project team recognized the need to improve availability in the staircase environments. This is a difficult environment, especially for our elderly. The staircase leading to and from apartments is such a major obstacle that many people do not dare to go into the staircase leading to their front door. The market study that the project team conducted showed that many were in need of a living support, often a relative, who helped and supported them when they went into these stairs. It also appeared that these people manage everyday life just fine, but they suffer the problems that stairs to and from their apartment causes.

With this as background, the project team has developed a product called SSD - Stairs Support Device. This product offers the user the safety and sense of security they need to dare to go into the stairs. The project and it´s ideas are owned entirely by the project team and this report covers the studies done on the mentioned area and the solution that the thesis has resulted in.

Our work has been carried out at Halmstad University College as a thesis from September 2008 to May 2009. What the project team has been able to achieve in this short time is an aid that is entirely designed by the potential users own wishes and needs. The project team has developed an aid that both will facilitate daily life for many people, while reducing costs to society of older homes with massive amounts. But especially it gives the opportunity to so many older people to get so much joy in life which they would otherwise have missed if they become attached, in their homes, just because of a small staircase.

Today, nine months after project start-up the project team can boast the living support that SSD now gives its users.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Högskolan i Halmstad/Sektionen för Ekonomi och Teknik (SET) , 2009.
Keyword [sv]
Stair
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-2528Local ID: 2082/2930OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-2528DiVA: diva2:239746
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Available from: 2009-06-05 Created: 2009-06-05 Last updated: 2009-06-05

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